Bleeding Gums Causes and Best Natural Treatment

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Clove Oil- Rub gums with clove oil or chew 1 or 2 cloves; Aloe vera: Rub gums with aloe vera pulp; Gargling: Gargle with lukewarm water+ pinch of salt; Vitamin C: Eat orange, lemon, broccoli, cabbage; Baking Soda: Use tooth brush dipped in baking soda powder;Black Seed Oil: massage gums with black seed oil; Garlic and Honey: Rub garlic-manuka honey paste on gums.

A lot of things that come in between you and your smile sometimes. One of the disgusted feeling between the smile and you is when you taste the bleeding gum in your mouth. Most of the times people tend to swallow it, despite the horrible taste, but you should be very careful and should be very much aware that the particular habit is not at healthy in any way. Therefore, treating the bleeding gums as early as possible is quite important.

However, it is also very important to know the bleeding gums causes as well before we head on to the cure.

What Causes Bleeding Gums?

Bleeding gums is hardly related to any other diseases. Therefore, it is not quite lethal but most of the times, if the diagnosis and treatment is not done in time, it may cause infections and seldom, cancer.

[Read: Benefits Of Oil Pulling For Whiter Teeth & Healthy Gums]

Bleeding Gums Causes

– Brushing too hard
– A vitamin deficiency
– Taking blood thinners or other medications
– Bleeding or clotting disorders
– Hormonal changes during pregnancy, resulting in pregnancy gingivitis
– Dentures that don’t fit
– Mouth sores
– Other medical problems, including diabetes, heart disease, leukemia or scurvy

Although, bleeding gum, aka gingivitis is not a serious medical threat, if not dealt in time can lead to serious dental risks. Gum bleeding is very common and many people suffer from it. As it is always a better decision to seek for expert help, even with the bleeding gums, it the same.

Anyhow, thanks to Ayurveda and herbal approach, that has made it possible to treat bleeding gums at home as well. Impressively, herbal approach has apparently considered as one of the best ways to prevent the bleeding and inflammation of gums. Here are some of the tips that can help treat bleeding gums.

Treating Bleeding Gums Naturally

Clove Oil

Clove oil helps to reduce the inflammation of gums and stops the gums from bleeding. Take a little clove oil and rub it on your gums or chew one or two cloves. You may feel a slight burning sensation, but it will reduce the inflammation to a greater extent.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera also reduces gum inflammation, making bleeding less likely. Take a small amount of aloe vera pulp and massage it on your gums, Let the pulp settle on your gums before rinsing your mouth. Mild gum diseases can be taken care by consuming liquids that have natural aloe vera in it.

Fresh fruits and Vegetables

Fresh and raw vegetable and fruits are also equally beneficial for healthy gums. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and low in calories. Chewing raw vegetables help to improve blood circulation in gums, thus helping to reduce the bleeding of gums.

[Read: How Toxic Are The Chewing Gums That You Chew?]

Salt Gargling

One of the easiest and simplest home remedies is to gargle with salt water. Take some lukewarm water and add a bit of salt and gargle with it thrice a day.

Consume Fruits rich in Vitamin C

Deficiency in vitamin C can be the cause of gum diseases like gingivitis etc. Fruit like orange, lemon, broccoli and cabbage are the best and rich sources of Vitamin C. Use plenty of them to make up for the deficiency. Alternatively, go for health supplement providing vitamin C.


Milk, which is rich in calcium can be used as an effective home remedy for bleeding gums. However, bear in mind that milk is also a source of fat. When you take milk, fat may stick to your gum which is not good for healthy gums. It is, therefore, very important to brush your teeth after taking milk. Dentists advise not to take milk one hour before going to bed.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is another easy to use and readily available home remedy for bleeding gums. Dip your tooth brush in the baking soda powder and brush your teeth normally as you would do using toothpaste.

Cranberry Juice

Cranberry Juice has anti-bacterial properties and can help in fighting against gum problems. Bear in mind that the cranberry Juice sold in the supermarkets is either too much diluted or mixed with sugar. It is best to have home made fresh juice.

Black Seed Oil

It is also known as miracle cure to treat any condition. It has ant-microbial properties and fights against harmful bacteria. Brush your teeth and then massage your gums with a few drops of black seed oil.

Garlic and Honey

Garlic is a very powerful anti-biotic. When combined with manuka honey, it forms a very powerful anti-bacterial tonic. Rub the garlic-honey paste on the gums. Please note that you will feel burning sensation. In order to reduce the burning sensation mix half a clove of garlic into one tablespoon of raw honey and apply the paste.

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correysmith321 5pts

So, would you need some type of dental surgery when bleeding occurs in the gums? Right now, my son is having a problem with his gums bleeding and we're not quite sure how it happened. What he tells us is that his bleeding started out when he was flossing in the morning. In this situation, I'm thinking about maybe checking him to the family dentist office for them to check out his gums and teeth. http://www.dicksondentist.com.au 

zzth1 5pts

I have a friend that was having problems with her gums bleeding. I know she has dentures so I am betting it is that. We were trying to figure out the problem but just couldn't figure it out. I wonder why they will bleed if you have dentures. http://www.belmontdentureclinic.com.au 

Val Ambroise
Val Ambroise 5pts

Get an electric toothbrush if you can!! Aside from oil pulling, it does wonders

Eva Siebert
Eva Siebert 5pts

Been using Plax before brushing, brush with coconut oil, floss, interdental pick and then homemade mouthwash of tea tree and peppermint for after. Gums are back to pink in 2 days and getting better by the day.

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Mai Ankerstjerne Arazm
Mai Ankerstjerne Arazm 5pts

The most common reason for bleeding gums is insufficient cleaning of the teeth. So the best natural treatment is brushing and flossing tvice a day \U0001f601

Kikah Hernandez
Kikah Hernandez 5pts

Gingivitis it is a medical threat! It is mostly caused by bacteria and can cause heart problems, miscarriages in pregnant women, along with complications with people that have diabetes and immunosuppressed individuals.

Rahul Kumar
Rahul Kumar 5pts

dry neem leaf...powder it ...use it to clean your mouth as toothpaste or gargle it

Ayurveda 5pts

Thanks for the information

Sha Shasmeen
Sha Shasmeen 5pts

Thanks Admin..What a concides that you always post something that I really need..

Jimmy Woon
Jimmy Woon 5pts

I use neem powder to cure my bleeding gums. Thats 6yrs on.

Sarah Leake
Sarah Leake 5pts

Oh rite \U0001f626\U0001f626 ok then thanks xxx

Miriam Mendez-Arteaga
Miriam Mendez-Arteaga 5pts

U have gingivitis, your dentist needs to prescribe a special mouth wash. Rx only.

Raj RJ Khan
Raj RJ Khan 5pts

My teeths are not strong enough... i can shake it with my hand

Sarah Leake
Sarah Leake 5pts

My gums are always pouring of blood every 2 minutes whether I brush or not , but I have a load of inflammation in them tho \U0001f614\U0001f614\U0001f614

Natasha Rolls
Natasha Rolls 5pts

Coconut Oil Pulling first thing + supplimenting vitamin d.

Rosanne Cozza Cupelo
Rosanne Cozza Cupelo 5pts

How about a professional dental cleaning to remove the hard deposits which house the bacteria that cause the inflammation and an understanding of how to control bacteria build up on a daily basis ????????\U0001f601\U0001f601

Ayurveda 5pts

There must be some problem! your gums might not be healthy Get it checked! Salahudin Aubi :)

Salahudin Aubi
Salahudin Aubi 5pts

Some time also my gums bleeding. And I can't eat hard things. If I eat some thing.thin my gums feel pain .

DanielaAdams 5pts

Great article, thanks for helpful tips, I've learned a lot. I have sensitive gums, so I've always had to take extra care of them. I usually just pick a toothpaste for sensitive gums and check with the dentist twice year. I love cranberry juice, but I didn't know it helps with the gums too. I buy it in glass bottles, it's very sour and doesn't have any added sugar in it, I wonder if that's the best cranberry juice I can get without having to actually made one at home? :) http://www.bovizdentureclinic.com/en/relines_and_repairs.html 

Jennifer Noe
Jennifer Noe 5pts

This hygienist must unfollow you now. Stoopid.

Susan Day
Susan Day 5pts

I'd see a dentist. Gum disease is extremely serious and can lead to heart disease.

emilysmith47876 5pts

Thank you so much for the list of reasons why my gums are bleeding. Lately my gums have been really irritated and have started bleeding. I thought I was just brushing my gums too hard like the article say's. However, I didn't know that dentures that don't fit properly could cause this too. I have been wearing dentures for a week now and I would have never guessed that that would be the cause. Hopefully my dentist will be able to fix that. 


LaurenAdams 5pts

I noticed that you mentioned vitamin deficiencies as a possible cause for bleeding gums. I find that quite interesting. Honestly, I don't really know what kind of vitamin deficiency could cause the bleeding. That being said, the logic makes sense. If you aren't healthy, then you will likely suffer from these kind of problems regularly. http://www.parsleydmd.com/advanced-services/ 

tedsmith575 5pts

Thank you so much for listing the causes of bleeding gums. I had no idea that dentures could cause your gums to bleed. I have been wearing dentures for a few months now and my gums have started to bleed. Until now I thought it was normal at the beginning when you wear dentures. I will have to make an appointment and make sure my dentures fit properly. 


LevyRedfox 5pts

I have always wondered what besides brushing too hard can cause bleeding gums. I had no idea that a vitamin deficiency could cause your gums to bleed. Additionally, I had no idea that drinking milk can help repair and stop the bleeding. It seems like if the bleeding doesn't stop you should talk to your dentist about gum treatments. http://www.elobaza.com.au/services-and-care 

correysmith321 5pts

Oh, I remember taking my uncle to a denture clinic for a checkup on the dentures that the dentist just put on him. Ever since the dentist saw how there was signs of bleeding and swelling  in his gums, she decided to do a tooth extraction for all the teeth and later give him a pair of dentures. It seemed like the swelling was what got my uncle complaining so much about all the toothaches he has been getting. http://www.hornsbydentureclinic.com.au 

bryanflake1984 5pts

I am thinking that my dentures don't fit because my gums are bleeding in the back of my mouth.  They seem sort of tight.  Is there a way to get them to be more loose, without having them re-made?


Jeffybridge 5pts

My grandmother had dentures in her later years and suffered from bleeding gums occasionally. What really helped her is doing a salt water rinse every night. Over time her gums stopped bleeding as much and it helped her.


JenniferStevens 5pts

I didn't know that cranberry juice could help with controlling germs in the mouth.   It seems like there are different things that one can do to make sure that their mouth is healthy and well taken care of.  Also, there seem to be services out there as well, which is probably a good thing in the long run I would think. http://www.ottawadentureclinics.net/about_us.html 

TerryGoldmen 5pts

I have not heard of using garlic and honey before. Brushing with baking soda has reduced the amount of bleeding in my gums though. I wonder if I can get rid of it completely using another method like the garlic.


Vlatko Kraljevski
Vlatko Kraljevski 5pts

oil pulling is awesome, but from my personal experience the best thing for bleeding gums is brushing your teeth with curcuma powder, you won't have any bleeding and the result is pink gums